Moving with the "Freedom" rhythm
Your goal during Freedom Season, April 14 - May 29
Becoming more free in Christ and sharing your freedom story so that others lose their chains
How do you find and cultivate your freedom in Christ, that is, how do you "move with the Freedom rhythm"?
Repeat the three following things (large print) often:
1. The Freedom view of ourselves
We are town criers, officially giving the news of freedom.
When you SYNC (See Yourself iN Christ), this is one of the things you see. Jesus was the center of the God's strategy to bring his liberating control to earth. If you are "in Christ," you are part of that, living free and setting others free in the name of King Jesus.
2. The Freedom Declaration
This is a resurrection day, and we are free.
As a person in SYNC with Jesus, you are authorized to declare this, so use your authority. Shape your world. Make your day.
3. The Freedom Prayer that SYNCs us with the Declaration
Turn us into a drum declaring freedom is here. Let it beat, let it beat, let it beat.
Why do these three statements work?
Because God's plan is to liberate the world through Jesus, and these statements sign us up to participate in that plan.
Jesus announced a new era of freedom, he liberated people from disease and suffering, he freely sacrificed his own life, and the Father raised him from his grave to carry on the work of bringing freedom. That is what he has been doing ever since through all who follow him as the risen, liberating King.
Jesus' resurrection is the game-changer that is the basis of the Freedom Rhythm. The gift we get as a result is freedom. If we "get it," if we understand God's game-changer and the gift, that is the "Ah-hah" moment or the "OMG" moment that turns us into town criers, messengers of freedom. We become part of God's strategy to liberate the poor, the broken-hearted, and the prisoners.
Key Freedom verse in the New Testament
“You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.” Mk. 16.6
Key Freedom verse in the Old Testament
"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release for the prisoners.” Isa 61.1, quoted by Jesus in Lk. 4.18